Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
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Based on 9 reviews
2002 Ratings: #11 / 192
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Based on 816 ratings
2002 Ratings: #14
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The pre-Y2k anime vibes plus the trippy rock mixed with some electronics on here can really make it pop, even for someone like me who usually prefers a faster-paced record. However, there are still some forgettable moments that tend to drag on and make me lose interest, so it's not quite an 8. good shit tho

Least Fav Tracks: One More Robot / Sympathy 3000-21, It's Summertime
Fav Tracks: Fight Test, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Pts. 1 & 2), Do You Realize??, In The Morning of the ... read more
The opener Flight Test makes it immediately apparent that The Lips are changing up their style once more. They cleaned up their production a bit, especially with the drums. They're also using more electronics this time around. Part of me misses the more lo fi sound, but this is still great. The songwriting is still just as infectious as before.
There are many more sequenced beats too, like on One More Robot for example. I particularly like the bassline and chorus on this song.
The first part of ... read more
Very interesting album in terms of production. The title of the album perfectly describes what is happening in this album. The melodies are sweet and the instrumentation in most songs resembles the sounds of robots, which creates a very nice atmosphere. Apart from being cool and enjoyable this album doesn't offer much more. I like most of the songs, but practically none of them is perfect and I feel like they could make a little more out of them. Still, I think it's a good and very creative ... read more
I'm late to the "Yoshimi Battles The... "party by a decade-plus. Why do you ask? Easy. My answer is "because." [grinning] Nothing beats a petulant adult child except his frenemies. [clears throat] Okay. The Flaming Lips has been comfortable for me to dismiss due to the inherent zaniness of the band. Zany, you ask? Yep. Zany. However, on "Yoshimi Battles The...", the band achieves a cohesive tracklist that plays like a pleasant meeting of two lovers south of the ... read more
The experience of analyzing the lyrics of the first four songs is priceless. Yoshimi as a conceptual album has a very tangible and profound argument, it should not be confused with the simple way in which the songs are written, it is a demonstration that life after trying so hard to understand it, you finally understand that it is actually simpler of what you believe. Musically, it is very rich in details. The entire album is full of peaks.

"Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Pt. I)" ... read more
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